KYTC - District 4 Department of Highways - ELIZABETHTOWN
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award a $579,693.90 Highway Contract in Washington County

Press Release Date:  Friday, August 26, 2005  
Contact Information:  Becky Judson
Department of Highways
District 4
(270) 766-5066


            Elizabethtown, KY – (August 26, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Washington County.  A contract, totaling $579,693.90, has been approved by the cabinet.


            “Our highway system is the driving force behind Kentucky’s economic prosperity and flourishing commerce,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher.  “This project is an example of our continuing work to provide a safe and reliable transportation system throughout the commonwealth.”


            Willisburg-Springfield Road (KY 555) will be resurfaced from US 150 extending north to North Beech Fork Road, approximately four miles. Nally & Haydon Surfacing, LLC of Bardstown, KY was awarded the low bid contract in the amount of $579,693.90.


            Washington County is one of 11 counties in District 4. Approximately $28 million has been awarded for projects in District 4 during the latest round of contract approvals. Statewide, more than $110 million worth of projects have recently been authorized. 


            “This maintenance project reflects our commitment to the traveling public,” said acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert. “Kentucky’s motorists can rest assured that they are driving on safe, reliable roads.”


            Locally, work is expected to begin in the near future and the anticipated completion date is fall 2005. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.